Ok so the ladders could not be located...big deal.
You overcame the issue and prevented a testing target from being pulled which can happen all too easily.
How boring would a course be if all targets were generic and predictable ?
If you want that there are other places you can go.
Some comments I heard were bitter and resentful about what I and 99.9% of the shooters thought was a fantastic, well thought out course.
If they dont like it they dont have to come.
Well done mate.